Employees, spouses and retirees from 34 area companies are set to compete in the City of Richardson’s Corporate Challenge, an annual Olympic-style corporate recreation event that has been held since 1997, but was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. The 2022 competition begins Aug. 12 at Huffhines Park with the opening ceremony and “The Great Walk,” the first event where participants can earn points. A parade featuring Special Olympics athletes will also be part of the kickoff, as all proceeds from Corporate Challenge benefit Special Olympics Texas.
The competition takes place over 10 weeks at local venues including City recreation centers and parks, as well as UT Dallas, in more than 20 games and sports ranging from cornhole and dominoes to basketball and volleyball. New this year are pickleball and disc golf.